Residential Alcoholism Treatment

What’s the difference between outpatient and residential alcoholism treatment? Is residential treatment for alcoholism right for you or your loved one who’s an alcohol addict? The answers to these questions may surprise you. Give the counselors at Drug-Rehab.org a call so that we can figure out what form of treatment would work best for you or that person dear to you. You can count on our non-profit service to deliver expert placement results.

Why Opt for Residential Alcoholism Treatment?

Many people mistakenly associate inpatient treatment with a cold, sterile environment. All of the residential programs we recommend are so much more welcoming than that. In fact, recovery at a residential center can provide the ideal distraction- and temptation-free environment for an addict.

Staying at a residential treatment center means that the addict’s full-time responsibility becomes focusing on their recovery, but they focus on their whole body health and happiness, as well. Centers often have exercise equipment and entertainment rooms on-site. Residents go on field trips from time to time when they’re ready at some of the centers.

The advantage of having full-time professional addiction recovery staff on-site is that addicts feel they have someone to whom they can turn at any time of the day. Recovery impacts an addict 24/7, so it’s a great benefit to have recovery support 24/7. The center also allows the addict to get through the most uncomfortable period of withdrawal in a safe, private environment. It can prove difficult for an addict to deal with symptoms such as vomiting, shakiness and stomach pain back home when they still have work, school and social obligations to deal with.

Types of Residential Treatment for Alcoholism

There are more types of residential programs than you may think. Programs we recommend include the following:

  • Short-term care (about one month)
  • Longer-term care (three to six months on average)
  • Medicated care, to help addicts through the worst of withdrawal
  • Non-medicated care, to ease addicts through withdrawal with alternative treatments
  • Private therapy
  • Group therapy

Each individual residential center can offer any combination of these services. How long of a stay an addict has at a center depends largely on the program. However, you may get an idea of how long you or your loved one can expect to stay in treatment when you speak with a Drug-Rehab.org rehab referral counselor. Generally, drinking a lot per day and struggling with alcohol addiction for longer periods takes longer to completely recover from. If an addict has made previous attempts to quit with no success, they may also require a longer period to get through recovery.

Beginning Residential Alcoholism Treatment

In as little as a day or two—perhaps even the same day—you or your loved one could be heading to residential alcoholism treatment. That’s how efficiently our Drug-Rehab.org rehab program placement counselors work. Don’t be turned off by the idea of matching with residential treatment for alcoholism, either. We do recommend outpatient treatment programs if we believe they’re a good match for the individual addict.

Don’t hesitate. Reach us by phone at 855-473-4227 or complete our online “request a call back” form.

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